Bethenny Frankel Promotes Skinny Cocktails Book with REALLY Skinny Photo

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Bethenny Frankel may be taking this whole Skinnygirl thing a bit too seriously.

The reality star, who is headed back to The Real Housewives of New York City, made headlines this week when she posed for a Twitter photo in promotion of her new Skinnygirl Cocktails book.

"Today my newest book #SkinnygirlCocktails is available wherever books are sold!! Go pick up yours today," she wrote as a caption to the following photo.

Paul Bernon and Bethenny Frankel

But followers weren't focused on the book in Bethenny's hands.

Rather, they couldn't stop staring at the lack of bulk around her wait.

One follower told Frankel to “eat something” and questioned if she was “having a nervous breakdown.”

This prompted the 43-year-old to respond to the criticism of the image on the Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show earlier today.

"The way that my body was, it made me look like I was a skeleton and it became this whole Internet thing yesterday, that I’m anorexic and all this crazy stuff," Bethenny said.

Will she be more careful in the future regarding what kind of photos she publishes online? Maybe, but...

"If I start filtering myself and being so careful walking on eggshells with everything I say or post, I won’t even be me or be on this radio show or on that television show, or as successful as I am," she said. "So this is who I am, and sometimes you make mistakes!"

Frankel made similar waves in July when she ran a picture on Instagram of herself in her four-year old daughter's pajamas.

For understandable reasons, many were concerned how an adult could actually pull off such a feat.

“I didn't think people were going to start being anorexic because I put my daughter's clothes on,” she said at the time. “I just thought it was a ridiculous joke. I peed in a champagne bucket at my own wedding. The bar is very low, so why is that such a big deal?”

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